Casey Affleck and Stephen Colbert almost came to fisticuffs during a super awkward interview.
Stephen Colbert started things off saying, “Thanks for dressing up.”
He then said Casey Affleck looked like a street corner Jesus.
Colbert tried to smooth things over, saying, “I’m not saying you don’t look good. It is just some playful ribbing.”
But, it seemed to spiral downward until they watched a clip of Casey Affleck’s new movie that he was there to promote, Triple 9.
After a little while, Colbert said to Casey Affleck, “We should probably end up fighting at the end of this. It feels like this is where this is going.”
The weird thing is, it seemed you could never tell whether or not each of them was taking the remarks of the other very seriously.
The interview was vaguely reminiscent of the one given by Casey Affleck’s brother-in-law, Joaquin Phoenix, to David Letterman on the very same stage back in 2009. Of course, that interview was later revealed to be part of a documentary by Casey Affleck called I’m Still Here.
Of course, Casey Affleck’s wasn’t nearly as awkward. But, it wasn’t staged either.
Who would your money be on in a match between Stephen Colbert and Casey Affleck?